Monday, July 30, 2007

Outtakes from the Wedding Vows

I promise to “astound” you “with my velvet suit and Faustus hood” (Gregory Corso, Marriage)

“Let love to man be only a part of that glowing flame of universal love, which, after encircling humanity, mounts in grateful incense to God.” (Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman)

I promise to be your best friend always in all weather at all times of day even at 3 in the morning when you can’t sleep and have stolen the blankets from me.

I promise to not be angry when you have forsaken the blankets in your sleep and awakened to presume that I have taken them.

“Prince thou art sad; get thee a wife, get thee a wife; there is no staff more reverent than one tipped with horn.” (Much Ado About Nothing, Wm. Shakespeare)

Let our union be the continuation of a great adventure from California to Illinois to England and across the universe (jai guru deva om).

“We shall scrimp and save.” (Paul McCartney)

The most beautiful sound to me is the sound of “Anne and Ammon”.

Do you promise to do me?

I do you.

I do you, too.

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